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Nixie Clocks

Someday I’d like to build a clock made from old-school nixie tubes. There’s something warm, reassuringly retro about these things. Like the comforting clicks of old keyboards when you juxtapose them with the cold feedbacklessness of touchscreen inputs. Slick and streamlined makes for professional and productive user interfaces, I’ll grant you… but there’s something soothing about these dinosaurs–soothing like the smell of old oil, sawdust, and electronics in your grandpa’s garage…

I’ll need to cultivate some quality electronics-hacking-skillz before I can attempt something like this.
Why is the world filled with so many things to learn?

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